say-no-to-violence3"Restoring Dignity, Religious Youth Say No to Violence Against Women" is a global campaign engaged by Religions for Peace Global Interfaith Youth Network in cooperation with Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network to introduce the issue of violence against women as it intersects with other development challenges such as HIV/AIDS, poverty or the millennium development goals. It was launched in October 2011 to engage religious youth and communities in efforts to end violence against women. 

The world’s major faith traditions – each in its own way – uphold the inviolable dignity of the human being as rooted in the Sacred. While respecting religious differences, the Restoring Dignity  draws on the commitment and resources of faith congregations, institutions, communities and individual believers to bring an end to violence against women and girls.

Restoring Dignity, Religious Youth Say No to Violence Against Women, aims at mobilizing religious communities and leaders for common action to end violence against women through:

Awareness: Increasing awareness on violence against women and girls and the need to address it.

Education: Deepening understanding on the different forms of violence against women and girls and share knowledge on the religious and spiritual teachings and principles to end it.

Advocacy: Joining voices with survivors, to advocate for prevention, legal accountability and protection for women and girls.

"We, the youth of different faith groups, are determined to live together in peace and mutual appreciation. We are united in the belief that it is our duty to play a crucial role in overcoming violence and striving for justice. This ideal will only be achieved through interfaith cooperation, which will be facilitated by the establishment of the European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN)"; Geneva declaration